Trump hopes India, China would be able to resolve border issues

Washington(WA): US President Donald Trump hoped on Thu. that India(In) & China would be able to resolve their own current border disputes as he reiterated his own offer to support the 2 Asian giants.

“I really know that China as of now, & India(In), are having difficulty, & quite quite significant difficulty. & hopefully, they’ll be able to work (5) that out,” Trump informed journalists in the White Home.

“In case we could support, we’d love to support,” he stated.

The president’s remarks in this context come days after Sr. Indian & Chinese military commanders conducted talks aimed in resolving the months-long standoff along the Line of Actual Curb (LAC) in Ladakh. The 2 nations accepted to block sending extra army to their own disputed border within the Himalayas.

Meantime, The Wall Street Journal recorded that the border conflict is pushing India(In) to look for an asymmetric reaction: flexing its naval might.

“India(In) is intensifying joint naval manoeuvres with the US & its allies awhile apartment new ships & setting up a network of coastal surveillance outposts that would permit New Delhi(DL) to keep an eye on the Indian Ocean’s maritime traffic,” the news paper stated.

A “Grand Tamasha” podcast with Sr. fellow & director of the South Asia Programme of Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace, eminent American expert on India(In) & South Asia Ashley Tellis stated the Trump administration took a quite transparent position of help for India(In) in this crises.

“&, of course, it’s motivated in part by this opportunities to confront China on a grander scale, that sort of makes it part & parcel of the US’s bilateral issues with China. However I think there is something extra going on here. & the extra is that I don’t think the United States had the variant of doing otherwise.

“That is, Chinese aggression in this instance was so blatant that the United States couldn’t stand by & either ignore it (or) not come to India(In)’s defense,” stated Tellis, the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs.

“What are the problems here? We all agree that those borderlands along the Himalayan territories are undefined. We all agree that they must be negotiated, delimited, demarcated using a peaceful procedure. We all agree that the agreements that China & India(In) have repeatedly approached amongst themselves from the 1990s offer a great sufficient framework for just how to resolve this dispute over the long term,” he added further.

What China has finished is that it’s thrown all those understandings overboard, Tellis stated.

“& it’s quite important to recognize this that whatever the provocations may were, the provocations created by Article 370 (or) whatever, I don’t think they justified a response of this kind. Because a diplomatic provocation must have, you really know, elicited a diplomatic reaction, rather than a quick leap to military action, that has enormous risks.

“By China taking the step to move quickly to military action, that has as of now led to loss of lives, I think it’s put itself on the opposite side of the United States, that is arguing extra loudly than ever for a rules-based society,” he added further.

“& so, even beyond the Trump administration’s bilateral issues with China, I think they have been left in absolutely no position however to help India(In) on this count & I think even a Democratic administration would’ve finished the same in these conditions,” Tellis stated.